Bill Cunningham on the Greatest Fashion Show He’s Ever Seen: Fashion Icons with Fern Mallis


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In a rare interview, New York Times fashion photographer Bill Cunningham chronicled his fascinating career documenting style through the decades. To close out the Fashion Icons event, the 86 year old told the packed house about the best fashion show he’d ever seen. What followed was a compelling and emotional story about the 1973 show at Chateau de Versailles that brings together a cultural movement that not only signified a new era in fashion, but also was a marker in racial equality.

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Buy the book! FASHION LIVES: Fashion Icons with Fern Mallis features nineteen inspiring, no-holds-barred interviews with American fashion icons including Tom Ford, Marc Jacobs, Calvin Klein, Donna Karan, Michael Kors, Tommy Hilfiger, Betsey Johnson, Polly Mellen, Bruce Weber, and Oscar de la Renta at 92Y.